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FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    November 29, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

My Time as a Safe Software Co-Op

Co-op students have been an integral part of Safe Software for over 20 years, contributing to core FME technology and often returning as full-time software developers. Today we welcome Aidan Wessel to the blog, who has been a co-op here for the last 8 months. Aiden has made excellent contributions to our PB&J Team (that is, Platforms, Build, and Java formats) and has […]

USER
Author:
Erin Lemky
About Our Customers    |    November 24, 2016    |    By Erin Lemky

3 Inspiring Earth Observation Apps Built Using FME Cloud

Supported by the UK Space Agency, Sterling Geo have been embarking on an innovative project to demonstrate the practical value of earth observation data. Sterling Geo used FME Cloud to quickly create apps that turn raw data into useful intelligence. Their project has uncovered a way to rapidly deploy purpose-built applications without requiring capital investment […]

DATA
Author:
Dale Lutz
About Data    |    November 22, 2016    |    By Dale Lutz

Would the Last Person Left on the Desktop Please Turn Out the Lights?

It isn’t every day you get to witness a $3-billion-per-year company massively reinvent itself.  But I got to last week at Autodesk University 2016. Now, to be fair, Autodesk’s trajectory from the desktop into the infinite computing afforded by the cloud has been pretty clear for the past several years.  But the magnitude and velocity […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    November 22, 2016    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2016.1 Use Case: The Travelling Salesman and FME

At Safe our developers are so busy adding new functionality to FME that sometimes the buzz about GREAT updates drowns out the new tools that are merely “very good”!

Today’s article is about one of those hidden pieces of functionality. In 2016.1 we made updates to the ShortestPathFinder transformer that let us deal with a classic GIS task: the Travelling Salesman Problem. This article covers both that update, and some further enhancements that are coming for 2017.

FME
Author:
Stewart Harper
About FME    |    November 16, 2016    |    By Stewart Harper

Sneak Peek: Amazon Web Services (AWS) improvements in FME 2017

In FME 2017 we have spent a considerable amount of time improving the AWS transformers and readers/writers. Here’s an overview of the improvements. All AWS Readers/Writers and Transformers Regions All AWS transformers and readers/writers now allow you to specifically define the region you are using. Why it’s important: Better performance This will improve performance by reducing […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    November 14, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

21 Ideas for Rocking an FME UC Presentation

FME would be a blank canvas without you. We know you’re doing amazing things with your data, and we want to see it. So does everyone else who uses FME. That’s why entire portions of the FME UC and FME World Tour are dedicated to user presentations. The FME UC only happens every three years, […]

FME
Author:
Stewart Harper
About FME    |    October 26, 2016    |    By Stewart Harper

FME Cloud Myths Debunked

Over the years I have had many fantastic conversations with clients on moving their data and workflows up to the cloud.  There are however are few misconceptions that I continually run into. Here are the top myths I run into. The cloud is less secure than our on-premises deployment, so we can’t move our workflows […]

DATA
Author:
Riley Greene
About Data    |    October 21, 2016    |    By Riley Greene

NoSQL Databases: Exploring What’s Possible with FME

Earlier this month, my colleague Tiana outlined why some organizations are adopting NoSQL databases into their operations. In this post I’ll take a look at a couple of ways FME can be used with NoSQL databases to take advantage of their capacity, performance and agility. Example 1: Create a Data Warehouse Goal: Aggregate data from […]

FME
Author:
Dmitri Bagh
About FME    |    October 19, 2016    |    By Dmitri Bagh

OCR for FME: “Now I know my ABC”

Searching through long-forgotten stuff hidden for years in the attic can sometimes bring unexpected treasures. Look at this rare issue of “FME Insider” from pre-cloud days, maybe even from pre-digital times! Having such a priceless object, we take all the necessary measures to preserve this precious piece of history, but wouldn’t it be great to share […]